5 Nourishing + Comforting Vegan Soups

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Can you feel the chill of winter? Or do you just plain ol’ love soup? How about both? There’s nothing quite like slurping down a big bowl of soup topped with crunchy croutons (if that’s your thing- I’m big on crunchy) and cuddling on the couch when it’s cold outside.

Not only is soup AMAZEBALLS and delicious, it is a great way to get in those veggies while enjoying an abundance of flavors. I mean think about it, there are endless opportunities for flavor combos (have you tried white miso, ginger and butternut?!) and you can really experiment with a wide variety of seasonal veggies (we’re in root veggie town). I’ve put together a few of my favorites to get you inspired and in cuddle mode.

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Bomb Butternut Squash Soup


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How sad is it that I have never made butternut squash soup in my entire experience in the kitchen? Well…I have a confession. Sometimes I do have a fear of trying new vegetables especially the squashes. I remember trying acorn squash and it was not good. Nope. Not one bit. So I was reluctant to try anything new in the squash department aside from zucchini.

This winter I have seen an abundance of butternut squash soup pictures and recipes. It really piqued my interest. So I decided, what the hell. Let me make my own version. I’m sure I will love it. It has to be good. Sure enough, I created something absolutely orgasmic. Creamy, rich, decadent. You’ll want to lick the bowl. I sure did.

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Quinoa Minestrone Soup

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I know, I know. I was trying to cut down on the amount of soup I make but now that I am in full blown cookbook testing mode, I am whipping up all sorts of goodies that bring my soul joy. This week my best friend came over to take some glamorous shots of me cooking. It was natural, silly and just plain ol’ fun. I mean, who doesn’t love having their biffle in the kitchen with them and then sharing a fabulous meal afterwards. I was able to cook freely with lots of giggles and have my bestie snap a few pics of me in the process. Needless to say, I was in my zone. You can just tell my passion lives in the kitchen.

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Mama’s Green Soup for the Soul

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Working, running errands and actually having a life is really a lot of work and boy is it exhausting. Who in the world has time to whip up a full blown meal at the end of one of those “is this day ever going to end” days? Not I! This soup is probably the EASIEST and most nourishing soup you can possibly make (thank you mom). It takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare including blending time. Without further ado, here is the recipe!

What You Need:

  • 2 zucchini, quartered
  • 1 cup of parsley
  • 5 stalks of celery (or more depending on your like/dislike of celery), chopped
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, to taste
  • Garlic Powder, to taste

How You Make It: 

  1. In a deep pan bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Toss in veggies and cook until celery and zucchini are tender.
  2. Remove most of the water, still reserving at least 1/4 cup. Let veggies cool for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Toss into a blender (please be careful, this will be hot). Blend until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Mix in garlic powder and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (soy sauce or tamari works wonders as well). Serve immediately.

Benefits:

  1. Zucchini is loaded with Vitamin C- say hello to sexy skin, healthy immune system, overall wellbeing and farewell to free radicals ; it keeps your eyes healthy and strong (thanks to its phytonutrients); great source of Manganese, which is a great source of collagen, keeping your skin nice and supple, giving it that much needed bounce.
  2. Parsley helps detoxify our livers, helps cut down on the development of bad bacteria (the kind that makes your breath stink), protects your blood vessels, helps fight illness and more. Bring on the parsley! We love you!
  3. Celery is a great friend to those detoxing and for fans of Ants on a Log (think nut butter and raisins on top of a celery stick, yum). Celery reduces inflammation, keeps you calm, your body alkaline (too much acid = sickness), aids digestion and is said to give your sex life a boost.

Your mind, body and soul will appreciate this simple (and super healthy) soup.  Cozy on up on the couch and slurp up this green goodness. Who knew the simplest meal could taste so good?

Peace, love and NO beef.

Guramrit